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Latvia lifts social services


Better social services are the result of an ESF project in Latvia

In the town of Cēsis in Latvia the municipal social services are being given a quality boost through an ESF project to optimise the use of their resources, including specialists, finance and infrastructure. The ‘Mobile Social Services Resources Centre of the Vidzeme Region’ project was implemented in Cēsis and six other municipalities.

For social workers taking part there are seminars, workshops and exchange trips abroad, all intended to improve their skills and knowledge, and the future contribution they can make to social rehabilitation services in the region. Some 314 people have participated so far and the project still has 18 months to run. A website has also been set up for social workers seeking new skills: